Air Force Academy alumni reestablish graduate’s chapter

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  • By Mark Wyatt
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – U.S. Air Force Academy alumni here will host a sign-up night March 3 at 4 p.m. at the Minuteman Commons for all those interested in joining the local Association of Graduates Chapter.

The chapter is open to Air Force Academy graduates and their immediate families. 

“Being a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy calls us to a lifetime of service,” said Chris Herrmann, a 1985 graduate of the Air Force Academy, who is the director of Safety here. “These men and women are capable of incredible leadership in their communities. We intend to give back through mentoring and volunteerism.”

Officials will also strive to strengthen and grow the alumni network in Massachusetts through camaraderie and heritage.

The Massachusetts-based chapter has been inactive since before the pandemic.

According to Herrmann, the non-profit private organization will also serve as a community resource to support current cadets and their families and interested applicants.

The chapter’s mission is to further develop leaders of character for Hanscom AFB, the U.S. Air Force and Space Force, as well as our communities.

“Because we have such a high number of younger academy graduates here at Hanscom Air Force Base, we will establish a mentoring program to offer those seeking career advice,” said Herrmann.

New Hampshire’s Granite State chapter will assist the fledgling Massachusetts chapter with its reestablishment.

“This will make for an excellent pairing to help currently-serving alumni with the direction and guidance they may need to help with their careers,” said Herrmann.

The local chapter will hold periodic events for graduates and alumni, service events, and support cadets and athletic teams that come to Massachusetts.

For further information or for those unable to attend the March 3 sign-up event, contact Herrmann at 781-225-5585 or by email at